Mates are Marvellous – officially.
Chocolate, wine, lazing around… why are so many of life’s pleasures considered bad for you? It’s all a bit frustrating. But here’s some great news…
It’s official! Spending fun time with friends and family could make you healthier. Conversely, loneliness seems to increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and higher mortality rates.
According to a number of academic studies, having supportive relationships and friendships – Helps Delay the Aging Process. What a great excuse to get together!
And the news gets even better…
Be Happier – a study by UC San Diego and Harvard University’s shows happiness spreads through social networks of family and friends.
Sleep Better – Friends may help you sleep better as those who are lonely have a greater likelihood of restless sleep (University of Chicago research).
To cap it all, another study has shown that even ten minutes of intellectual conversations between friends could Improve your General Intelligence.
WOW. I’m no scientist, but I’m prepared to give it a go! With so much research demonstrating that friendships act as a ‘social vaccine’ booking a Party House (www.partyhouses.co.uk) might not only give you a brilliant time, but actually improve your health! I don’t think I’ll be giving up all the chocolate and wine though!